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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    Eating disorder

    A dietitian that I have seen twice has diagnosed me with an eating disorder. I have regained 3 kg in weight which I lost during a period of multiple losses and life stressors. The dietitian told me I'm very ill and will only continue to get sicker with my condition.

    I have never had any psychological or physical indicators of DSM 5 eating disorders and my BMI is now in the healthy range. The dietitian has maintained that I'm seriously underweight and referred to my history of depression and anxiety as an indicator of my inability to recognise the eating disorder diagnosis and referred to me as 'treatment resistant'. My friends and family are baffled and somewhat angered by the diagnosis.

    Should I pursue a second opinion?
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